Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Modelling and Policy Evaluation

  • Manfred M. Fischer
  • Peter Nijkamp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Design and use of geographic information systems and spatial models

    1. Manfred M. Fischer, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 1-13
  3. Theoretical and conceptual issues

  4. Technical issues

  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Wolf Dieter Grossmann, Sigrid Eberhardt
      Pages 167-180
    3. Geoffrey G. Roy, Folke Snickars
      Pages 181-197
    4. Ayse Can
      Pages 199-212
    5. Vassilios K. Despotakis, Maria Giaoutzi, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 235-261
    6. Michel Grothe, Henk J. Scholten
      Pages 263-280

About this book


Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide an enhanced environment for spatial data processing. The ability of geographic information systems to handle and analyse spatially referenced data may be seen as a major characteristic which distinguishes GIS from information systems developed to serve the needs of business data processing as well as from CAD systems or other systems whose primary objective is map production. This book, which contains contributions from a wide-ranging group of international scholars, demonstrates the progress which has been achieved so far at the interface of GIS technology and spatial analysis and planning. The various contributions bring together theoretical and conceptual, technical and applied issues. Topics covered include the design and use of GIS and spatial models, AI tools for spatial modelling in GIS, spatial statistical analysis and GIS, GIS and dynamic modelling, GIS in urban planning and policy making, information systems for policy evaluation, and spatial decision support systems.


Geographical Information Systems Geographische Informationssysteme Raumanalyse Regionalplanung Stadt- und Regionalplanung Urban and Regional Planning environment geographical information system map spatial analysis spatial modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred M. Fischer
    • 1
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economic and Social GeographyVienna University of Economics and Business AdministrationViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Regional, Urban and Environmental EconomicsFree University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77502-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77500-0
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